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Your Pregnancy at Week 14

This week, your baby is as big as a peach.

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The following information was reviewed by Dr. Cheng Ka Ning, Katherine

At A Glance

Week-14

Welcome to the second trimester of pregnancy

You have just entered the second trimester; the risk of miscarriage has significantly decreased now and the discomfort should be reduced. Time to relax and enjoy your pregnancy.

Your belly grows

Your tummy may start to bulge so it's time to start applying moisturizer to prevent stretch marks. Ask your obstetrician, midwife or dermatologist what products they recommend.

"Big Headed" baby

The baby's head is now the same size as the rest of the body.

Baby Development at 14 Weeks

Baby Practices Swallowing

Baby practices swallowing

Your baby is growing at a consistent rate at this stage. All major organs are well-developed and functioning. The baby is repeating the cycle of swallowing amniotic fluid to practice swallowing, and then urinating in the womb. Don't worry; the baby's urine does not contain bacteria, so it will not affect the baby's health or cause harm.

Placenta

Placenta formation delivers nutrients

The baby's head is now the same size as the rest of the body, and the ears and nostrils are developing. The placenta has also formed at around 14 weeks and now becomes the mechanism for the baby to get all the nutrients it needs.

Your Pregnancy Symptoms at Week 14

At 14 weeks of pregnancy, all the basic structures of the baby's body have been formed. Your abdomen begins to become significantly larger, and even colostrum might start to appear. In the second trimester, the discomfort experienced by pregnant women is reduced. You may wish to participate in a babies and beyond workshop to prepare for the birth.

Less discomfort in the second trimester

You have just entered the second trimester of pregnancy. For many pregnant women, this is a more comfortable period of pregnancy. Your risk of miscarriage is reduced, and you are gradually becoming accustomed to the feeling of being pregnant. The number of illnesses and discomforts is also reduced, meaning you can truly enjoy being pregnant.

Growing belly

At fourteen weeks pregnant, your belly may start to get bigger. As your tummy begins to bulge, you should start applying moisturizer to prevent stretch marks. Ask your obstetrician, midwife or dermatologist what products they recommend. You may want to start taking weekly pictures to commemorate the pregnancy journey.

Colostrum production

Your nipples may start to secrete a yellow fluid, which is colostrum, indicating that your body is preparing for your baby. This usually occurs closer to the time of birth.

Hyperpigmentation & linea nigra

The skin around the nipples, navel, armpits, and inner thighs may darken, which is normal. A black line (Linea Nigra) extends from the bellybutton to the pubic area. Hyperpigmentation is caused by increased hormones and usually disappears after the birth of the child.

Other symptoms in week 14

Nausea, tiredness, and breast tenderness begin to subside, and you feel more energetic.

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Advice from OT&P Obstetricians

At 14 weeks pregnant, all the basic structures of the baby's body, including the inside and outside, have been formed, and the symptoms of pregnant women's physical discomfort have also decreased. You can go out for a walk or start planning which antenatal classes you will take. Main things to remember at this stage are:

  • Start applying moisturiser on your belly to prevent stretch marks
  • Attend a babies and beyond workshop for expecting parents

When a first-time mother faces an unborn baby, it is inevitable that she will be worried and anxious. Antenatal classes can help quell anxieties by providing knowledge and helpful tips to prepare for the birth and parenthood. OT&P Health Care provides a free "Just Pregnant" workshop, which aims to provide a prenatal guide for novice parents and analyze the pros and cons of different prenatal care options in Hong Kong. This workshop can answer all your questions about pregnancy care and childbirth. 

Tips for 14 Weeks Pregnant

Start making a birth plan

OT&P provides a free "Just Pregnant" workshop, which aims to provide expecting parents with a prenatal guide and to provide the pros and cons of different prenatal care options in Hong Kong. This workshop can answer all your questions about pregnancy care and childbirth.

Avoid stretch marks

Speak to your Obstetrician or dermatologist about how best to manage your skin as your belly and breasts start to grow.

Relax & enjoy being pregnant

At fourteen weeks pregnant, all the basic structures of the baby's body have been formed, and the symptoms of pregnant women's physical discomfort have also decreased. The baby just needs to grow now. Some mothers still find the process stressful and daunting. If you feel worried, make sure you speak to a psychologist about this so as not to put unnecessary strain on yourself. If this sounds like you, reach out to OT&P MindWorX mental health clinic or speak to your obstetrician, who will be able to refer you to the right place.

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